“Marsyas” by Balthasar PermoserThe Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYCThe tortured expression of the screaming satyr Marsyas, flayed alive after losing a musical contest with the god Apollo. The savage face riven by clenched brows and eyes squinting in pain. Deliberately rough, flamelike hair contrasts excruciatingly precise details like the torn tongue.
Disturbing.... yet beautiful
Beauty usually is disturbing.
Made me think of the sculpture/memorial for Lockerbie plane explosion - Dark Elegyhttp://www.darkelegy103.com/about.html
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